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Configuring IP Storage
Cisco MDS 9000 Family IP storage (IPS) services extend the reach of Fibre Channel SANs by using
open-standard, IP-based technology. The switch connects separated SAN islands using Fibre Channel
over IP (FCIP), and it allows IP hosts to access Fibre Channel storage using the iSCSI protocol.
FCIP and iSCSI features are specific to the IPS module and are available in Cisco MDS 9200 Switches
or Cisco MDS 9500 Directors.
The Cisco MDS 9216I switch and the 14/2 Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module also allow you
to use Fibre Channel, FCIP, and iSCSI features. The MPS-14/2 module is available for use in any switch
in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series or Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
This chapter includes the following sections:
The IP Storage services module (IPS module) and the MPS-14/2 module allow you to use FCIP and
iSCSI features. Both modules integrate seamlessly into the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, and support the full
range of features available on other switching modules, including VSANs, security, and traffic
management. The following types of storage services modules are currently available for use in any
switch in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series or in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series:
Gigabit Ethernet ports in these modules can be configured to support the FCIP protocol, the iSCSI
protocol, or both protocols simultaneously.:
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
Services Modules, page 44-1
Supported Hardware, page 44-4
IPS Module Core Dumps, page 44-4
Configuring Gigabit Ethernet High Availability, page 44-5
Configuring CDP, page 44-9
Default Settings, page 44-13
The 4-port, hot-swappable IPS module (IPS-4) has four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The 8-port, hot-swappable IPS module (IPS-8) has eight Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The MPS-14/2 module has 14 Fibre Channel ports (numbered 1 through 14) and two Gigabit
Ethernet ports (numbered 1 and 2).
C H A P T E R
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide